|Atari 2600: River Raid - Activision|
Click here to view the manual to this game. River Raid is a scrolling shooter video game designed and developed by Carol Shaw, and published by Activision in 1982 for the Atari 2600 video game console. Activision later ported the title to the Atari 5200, ColecoVision, and Intellivision game consoles, as well as to the Commodore 64, IBM PCjr, MSX, ZX Spectrum, and Atari 8-bit family home computers. Viewing from a top-down perspective, the player flies a fighter jet over the River of No Return in ...
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|Atari 2600: Frogger|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way...
Downloads: 1,316 (2 reviews)
|Atari 2600: Pitfall|
Pitfall! is a video game released by Activision for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is the second best-selling game made for the Atari 2600 (after Pac-Man), with over 4 million copies sold. The player must maneuver a character (Pitfall Harry) through a maze-like jungle in an attempt to recover 32 treasures in a 20-minute time period. Along the way, he must negotiate numerous hazards, including pits, quicksand, rolling logs, fire, rattlesnakes, scorpions, and crocodiles...
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|Atari 2600: Boxing|
Boxing is an Atari 2600 video game based on the sport of boxing. The game was designed by Activision programmer Bob Whitehead. Boxing shows a top-down view of two boxers, one white and one black. When close enough, a boxer can hit his opponent with a punch (executed by pressing the fire button on the Atari joystick). This causes his opponent to reel back slightly. Long punches score one point, while closer punches (power punches, from the manual) score two...
|Atari 2600: Custer's Revenge|
Custer's Revenge is a controversial video game made for the Atari 2600 by Mystique, a company that produced a number of adult video game titles for the system. The player character is based on General George Armstrong Custer. The game was first released on October 13, 1982, and has received significant criticism because of its crude simulation of a rape of a Native American woman. In the game, the player controls the character of Custer, depicted as a man wearing nothing but a cavalry hat, boots...
Downloads: 442 (1 review)
|Atari 2600: Enduro|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Atari's Pole Position was a hot arcade title back in the early 80's. Activision's take on the genre starts with the basic racing premise of Pole Position and expands upon it in several ways. In Enduro, you must pass as many cars as possible in a single "day." You will do this in sunshine, in the fog, at night, and also in the snow. Gameplay requires quick reflexes at high speeds as you fly by the other cars on the road...
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|Atari 2600: Double Dragon|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Double Dragon is a 1987 beat 'em up developed by Technōs Japan and distributed in North America and Europe by Taito Corporation. The game is a spiritual and technological successor to Technos' earlier beat 'em up, Nekketsu Kōha Kunio-kun (released outside of Japan by Taito as Renegade), but introduced several additions such as two-player cooperative gameplay and the ability to arm oneself with an enemy's weapon after disarming them...
|Atari 2600: Halo 2600 - Ed Fries|
Halo 2600 is an action-adventure video game developed for the Atari 2600 video game console, inspired by the Halo series of video games. The player uses the joystick to control the character of Master Chief as he makes his way through 64 screens, divided into four zones: outdoors, Covenant base, ice world, and a final boss area. Weapons and power-ups are available to combat the many enemies that appear...
|Atari 2600: Adventure - Warren Robinett|
Click here or here to read the manual for this game. Adventure, a video game cartridge for the Atari 2600 video game console, was the first action-adventure video game. It was published by Atari Inc. in 1978, and sold 1 million copies. Adventure introduced the idea of movable objects (represented by visible icons) that could be picked up by the player (using a joystick) and moved from place to place in the game world...
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|Atari 2600: Commando|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Commando is a fairly decent port of the arcade game of the same name, even though a lot of sacrifices had to be made in order to fit it into an Atari 2600 cartridge. You are an elite soldier given the task of defeating an evil army by advancing through several different areas, using your rifle and your grenades to destroy any opposition which may try to stop you...
|Atari 2600: Journey Escape|
Journey Escape is a videogame developed and manufactured by Data Age in San Jose, California for the Atari 2600 console, and released in 1982. It stars the rock band Journey, one of the world's most popular acts at the time, and is based on their album Escape. The player must lead the band members to their "Scarab Escape Vehicle" (as featured on the cover) and protect the concert cash from "love-crazed" groupies, sneaky photographers, stage barriers and "shifty-eyed" promoters...
|Atari 2600: Pimball|
|Atari 2600: Astrowar|
Published by Dimax and Sinmax in PAL territories. The object of the game is to hit as many falling stars, unknown spaceships, spinning bombs and space monsters without being hit yourself, with the game speeding up to give more challenge as the score grows.
|Atari 2600: Megamania - A Space Nightmare|
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|Atari 2600: Alien|
Click here to view the manual for this game. Alien is based on the classic thriller film of the same name, although you'd be hard pressed to recognize it if not for the cart label with its artwork depicting the movie. Fox Video Games basically took the movie and translated it into game action through a maze format that's very reminiscent of Pac-Man. The maze is supposed to represent the inside of a spaceship that has been infested with alien beings...
|Atari 2600: Adventures Of Tron|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Adventures of Tron is an action game produced by Mattel, and was released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. It is based on the Disney film Tron and received fairly positive reviews from critics. The game environment consists of 4 floors, each with flying "bits" as well as enemy MCP attackers: Recognizers, Light Tanks, and Grid Bugs. The objective of the game is to control Tron (you) in a maze of platforms and elevators while trying to intercept the flying bi...
|Atari 2600: Dragonfire|
Dragonfire is a cartridge and download-based video game developed and published by Imagic in which the player grabs treasure guarded by a dragon whilst avoiding fireballs. The king's treasures have been stolen! As the daring young prince, your goal is to recover them all. The treasures are being kept in various castles, each one guarded by a fire breathing dragon. Each level in the game has two parts; first you will need to cross the castle's drawbridge...
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|Atari 2600: Airlock|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Airlock was developed by Data Age. In Airlock, you're in command of a crippled nuclear submarine that has come to rest on a ledge perilously close to a gaping hold in the floor of the ocean. Battered by currents welling up from deep inside the earth, water has begun to creep into your vessel in its lowest levels. Your objective is to retrieve the hatch keys on each level and get the heck out before the compartment floods...
|Atari 2600: California Games|
California Games is a 1987 Epyx sports video game for many home computers and video game consoles. Branching from their popular Summer Games and Winter Games series, this game consisted of some sports purportedly popular in California including skateboarding, freestyle footbag, surfing, roller skating, flying disc (frisbee) and BMX. The game sold very well, topping game selling charts for winter months...
|Atari 2600: Seaquest|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Seaquest is an Atari 2600 video game designed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision in 1983. Seaquest is a submarine combat game in which the player controls a water vessel and must avoid, collect, or destroy various objects at different levels of depth. The player must pick up divers under water and must get air from the surface before the air meter drains out...
|Atari 2600: H.e.r.o.|
Click here to view the manual to this game. H.E.R.O. (an acronym standing for Helicopter Emergency Rescue Operation) is a single-player video game published by Activision. First developed for the Atari 2600 and released in March 1984, the game was ported to many of the home computers and gaming consoles of that era. The player assumes control of Roderick Hero (sometimes styled as "R. Hero", a play on "our hero"), a one-man rescue team...
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|Atari 2600: Tennis|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Activision Tennis is a 1981 Atari 2600 video game by Activision. It was one of a series of sports games by Activision, which also included 1980's Activision Boxing. Activision Tennis was designed by Activision co-founder, Alan Miller. Activision Tennis is played for one set of games, in which the first player to win six games won the competition. One of the players on the screen appears in pink; the other one in blue...
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|Atari 2600: King Kong|
King Kong is on the loose! He's kidnapped a lady, scaled a tall building, and has started chucking bombs at the player's hero. The mission is simple enough: climb the ladders, avoid the bombs, and rescue the damsel. Sound familiar? It should. King Kong was a lousy Donkey Kong clone for the Atari VCS which existed, in part, to justify Universal Studios' lawsuit against Nintendo and Coleco at the time the game was released...
|Atari 2600: Assault|
Click here to view the manual for this game. Assault is a shoot 'em up video game released in 1983 in the United States by Onbase for the Atari 2600. The player is presented with an alien mother ship, which continually deploys three smaller ships during play. The mother ship and the smaller vessels shoot at a weapon the player is in command of, and the player's aim is to eliminate the opposition while preventing the weapon from receiving enough fire to destroy it...
|Atari 2600: Amidar - Konami|
Click here to view the manual for this game. Amidar is an arcade game programmed by Konami and published in 1981 by Stern. Its basic format is similar to that of Pac-Man: the player moves around a fixed rectilinear lattice, attempting to visit each location on the board while avoiding the enemies. When each spot has been visited, the player moves to the next level.
|Atari 2600: Astroblast - M Network|
Click here to view the manual to this game. In Astrosmash you control a laser canon at the bottom of the screen; your goal is to earn as many points as possible by destroying the various incoming meteors, bombs, and other objects. Points are earned for destroying objects, while points are lost for letting them get past you. Meteors are the most common item you need to defend yourself against. They come in various sizes and colors, and some even split into two smaller meteors when shot...
|Atari 2600: Star Trek - Strategic Operations Simulator|
Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator is an arcade action game where you take control of the Starship Enterprise. Your mission is to save the Federation from NOMAD! Before you get a chance at destroying NOMAD, you'll have to battle your way through ten levels (each consisting of multiple rounds). In each round you may encounter Klingon fighters, deadly anti-matter saucers, asteroid fields, and deadly meteors, all of which are capable of depleting the Enterprises energy...
|Atari 2600: Robot Tank|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Robot Tank is a 1983 video game for the Atari 2600. It was designed and programmed by Alan Miller and published by the then-fledgling Activision. The game has the player remotely control a futuristic robot tank, whose mission is to stop enemy rebel tanks rampaging across the countryside from reaching downtown Santa Clara, California, United States. The tank is equipped with radar to locate enemy squadrons...
|Atari 2600: Demon Attack|
Easily one of the most loved games on the 2600, Demon Attack is a shooter that really shows off the colorful graphics that were a staple of the Imagic library. At first glance one might mistake Demon Attack for Phoenix. This is due to the waves of bird-like aliens that swoop down at your lonely laser cannon. The pulsing sounds rise in pitch as you destroy the creatures one by one. Just when you think you've wiped them all out, another wave begins, this time even harder than the last one...
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|Atari 2600: Soccer|
|Atari 2600: Ghostbusters|
Click here to view the manual to this game. While numerous Activision games were ported from the 2600 to computers, this game is actually a port of the Commodore 64 game by David Crane. Following the 1984 hit movie, the game stars the Ghostbusters who patrol the city trapping rampaging ghosts, taking them back to their headquarters, and finally facing the Stay-Puft marshmallow man. Dan Kitchen's port incorporates nearly all of the computer game's complex gameplay, although the graphics had to be...
|Atari 2600: Star Voyager|
Star Voyager is an action game similar to Star Raiders. You control the space ship Star Voyager from a first person perspective; your objective is to make your way through seven star portals to save the Capital Starport, destroying enemy ships along the way. On each level there will be multiple enemies to destroy; typically they appear first in the distance, then close in slowly while firing torpedoes at you...
|Atari 2600: Frogs And Flies - Frogs 'n' Flies|
Frogs and Flies is a 1982 video game by Mattel for the Atari 2600 and Commodore 64 platforms. In this game, the player or players control a frog sitting on a lily pad. One frog is green and the other frog is red. The game can be played either by one or two players. The object of the game is to eat the most flies. Each game starts out in the morning with a light blue sky. If there is not a second player, the system will automatically take control of the red frog within a few seconds...
|Atari 2600: 3-D Ghost Attack|
Originally planned as a pack-in cassette title for Amiga's never released Power Module peripheral, and later as one of three 3-D games on the first Power Play Arcade cart. 3 different prototypes exist, each being a different level of the game. Unfortunately, none of the prototypes are 100% complete, but two are playable. The game uses the traditional red/blue anaglyph glasses. Catalog description: 'They say the mansion is haunted...
|Atari 2600: Star Wars - The Arcade Game|
Star Wars is an arcade game produced by Atari Inc. and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, simulating the attack on the Death Star from the final act of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The game is composed of 3D color vector graphics. The player assumes the role of Luke Skywalker ("Red Five"), as he pilots an X-wing fighter from a first-person perspective. Unlike other arcade games of similar nature, the player does not have to destroy every enemy in order to advance ...
|Atari 2600: Karate|
Karate is a video game for the Atari 2600 produced by Ultravision and released by that company and later by Froggo. Designed by black belt Joseph Amelio, the game was released in late 1982 for NTSC systems. Two stick figures kick and punch at each other to collect points. You can punch, kick, and do high kicks. A kick to the head results in a knock-down. The player with the most points after two minutes wins.
|Atari 2600: Pitfall II - Lost Caverns - Activision|
To read the manual for this game, click here. Pitfall II: Lost Caverns is a platforming video game originally released for the Atari 2600 video game console in 1984. It is the sequel to the popular Pitfall!. Both games were designed and written by David Crane and published by Activision. The star of the games is Pitfall Harry, an 8-bit jungle explorer. The game's plot was later remade loosely into Super Pitfall...
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|Atari 2600: Tank Brigade|
|Atari 2600: Kool-aid Man|
Kool-Aid Man is an Atari 2600 video game based upon the television commercial character Kool-Aid Man. A second, unique video game cartridge was also made for the Intellivision. Kool-Aid Man is centered around the Kool-Aid Man, the long time television mascot of the popular beverage Kool-Aid. The target market of the beverage has always been young people, and as a result the beverage has always made an attempt to keep up with that market's interests...
|Atari 2600: Mr. Postman - O Carteiro|
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|Atari 2600: Buck Rogers - Planet Of Zoom|
It's the 25th Century. You are Buck Rogers fighting the battle of Planet Zoom. Skillfully slip through zapping electron posts, dodge and destroy deadly space hoppers and alien saucers. Your race against death has just begun! Prepare for battle with your most powerful enemy...the Mother Ship! It's never easy when it's do or die. You must hit the Mother Ship with two deadly shots. Anything less will only waste precious time...
|Atari 2600: Boggle|
Boggle is an unreleased game for the Atari 2600 programmed by David Crane while he was still working at Atari. In Boggle, which is based on the popular word game of the same name, you must form as many words as possible from a random 4x4 grid of letters. The 2600 version of the game is for two players only, and each player can form a maximum of eight words (likely due to memory constraints of the 2600)...
|Atari 2600: A-Team, The|
Designed by Howard Scott Warshaw, this game was originally created under the name Saboteur with slightly different graphics. Atari decided that the A-Team would be a more marketable cartridge, but ultimately it wasn't released either. The game is very playable and appears nearly complete, with three levels of gameplay.
|Atari 2600: Base Attack|
Published by Home Vision in France. Scans of the manual (in French).
|Atari 2600: Kung Fu Master|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Kung-Fu Master is a fair port of the arcade game of the same name. You are, as the name implies, a Kung-Fu Master, and have been given the task of rescuing the fair Princess Victoria from the clutches of an evil wizard. Your only means of defense against the grippers, knife throwers, and other traps and enemies that you will encounter are your repertoire of Kung Fu maneuvers...
|Atari 2600: Megaboy|
This is the educational cart for the MegaBoy console. It contains 16 games plus the contents of the MegaBoy compact. This console was released in Brazil and many were sold to schools.
|Atari 2600: Catch Time|
Catch Time is a variant of Plaque Attack. Plaque Attack is a 1983 video game for the Atari 2600 that was made by Activision. Loosely based on Space Invaders, the player must prevent food from destroying teeth in a person's mouth. Steve Cartwright, who designed the game, said that game was meant to help people develop good dental habits. In this game, the user is a toothpaste tube, and there are eight teeth to defend...
|Atari 2600: Artillery Duel|
Click here to view the manual to this game. Artillery Duel is a strategy game and artillery clone for home console and computer systems developed by Xonox. Artillery Duel was featured in a few double-ender configurations as well as in a single cartridge. Artillery Duel takes gameplay common to many games of the time and adapts it to the limitations of the Atari 2600. The game consists of dueling cannons on either side of a hill or mountain of varying height and shape...
|Atari 2600: Star Wars - Return Of The Jedi - Death Star Battle|
Return of the Jedi: Death Star Battle is a Shoot 'em up video game published by Parker Brothers in 1983 for various Atari platforms and in 1984 for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. It was the first released video game to be based on the movie Return of the Jedi. In the game, the player controls the Millennium Falcon with the aim of destroying the second Death Star. The game is split into two stages. In the first, the player must shoot enemy TIE fighters while waiting for an opportunity to pass through ...
|Atari 2600: Baseball|